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77 TDs have been elected so far: Fine Gael on 35; Labour on 21; Sinn Fein on five; Fianna Fail on six; Independents on eight and Socialists on two.

Cork East: Fine Gael’s David Stanton has been elected on the fifth count.

Roscommon- South Leitrim: Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan elected on the fourth count.

69 TDS have been elected so far: Fine Gael on 31; Labour on 19; Sinn Fein on five, Fianna Fail on five; Independents on seven and Socialists on two. Eleven of the 43 constituencies have filled their seats.

Limerick City: Fianna Fail’s Willie O’Dea has been elected after the sixth count.

Donegal South: Fine Gael’s Dinny McGineley and Independent Thomas Pringle have been elected after the fifth and final count.

Wicklow: No candidates reached the quota so the second count will begin. All first counts are now complete.

Enda Kenny speaking to RTE Radio: "We don't have any time to lose, we don't have any hour to waste.
"The country can't borrow money and the banks can't borrow money. We're up to our necks here.
"I do think that people need to have explained to them the scale of the mess that's here.
"The sin of the last Government was that they did not tell the people what their progress or what their lack of progress was."
"We will look at whatever options there are for the formation of a government and we will get on with that very quickly.
"I don't want a situation where this will be dragged out. We don't want the wrong signals of delay going to European governments and beyond."

Dublin South: Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton and Ruairí Quinn of Labour have been elected after the sixth count.

Tipperary North: Labour’s Alan Kelly has been elected after the third and final count.

Dublin North: Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell elected on the seventh count.

56 TDs have been elected so far: Fine Gael on 25; Labour on 15; Sinn Fein on five; Fianna Fail on four; Independents on six and Socialists on two

Speaking on RTE’s Frontline Enda Kenny said he has not yet ruled out the possibility of a single-party Fine Gael Government.

Dublin South: Labour’s Alex White has been elected on the sixth count.

Enda Kenny says today’s election results represent a "democratic revolution at the ballot box".
"The people have voted for change and they're going to get that," he told RTÉ.

Limerick City: Fine Gael’s Kieran O'Donnell has been elected after the fifth count.

Dublin West TD, Fine Gael's Leo Varadkar says the most likely outcome is a Fine Gael/ Labour coalition. "We will talk intensively with the Labour Party in the coming days, but also with independents. The election hasn't voted the country's problems away," he told RTE radio.

Meath West: Fine Gael’s Damien English has been elected on the third count.

Longford Westmeath: Labour’s Willie Penrose has been elected on the second count.

Dún Laoghaire: Counting has been adjourned.

Reuters News agency reports: "Brian Lenihan's policies have cast his Fianna Fáil party into the electoral wilderness but the former Irish finance minister's personality has saved him from the same fate".

Donegal  South West: Tánaiste and Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Coughlan has been excluded from the seventh count.

Cork North-West: Three seats are now filled after count six. Áine Collins of Fine Gael, Michael Moynihan of Fianna Fáil and Martin Coughlan of Labour have taken the seats.

Cork East: Fianna Fáil's Michael Ahern has conceded he will lose his seat after almost three decades in the Dail.

Wexford: Labour’s Brendan Howlin has been elected after the fourth count.

Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton told RTE Radio that both Fine Gael and Labour were aware of the danger of postponing any long-term change of reform.

Dublin Central: Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohue has been elected on the second count.

46 TDs have so far been elected to the Dail: Fine Gael on 20; Labour on 12; Sinn Fein on five; Fianna Fail on two; Independents on six and Socialists on one.

Dún Laoghaire: Fine Gael's Seán Barrett has been elected on the eighth count.

Kerry South: No one has reached the quota, the second count has begun.

Dublin North East: Labour’s Tommy Broughan has been elected after the second count.

Cork North West: Fine Gael’s Michael Creed has been elected on the fifth count.

Tipperary North: Fine Gael’s Noel Coonan has been elected after the second count.

Kildare North: Fine Gael’s Anthony Lawlor and Independent Catherine Murphy have been elected after the fifth and final count.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he expects the party to absorb a lot of transfers over the coming hours. “I congratulate Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore,” he told RTE Radio and described the result as “a very disappointing day for Fianna Fail”. Speaking about the future of the party he said: “When you have to depend on yourself sometimes you’re better and you come out stronger.”

Donegal North-East: Sinn Fein's Padraig MacLochlainn has been elected on the third count.

Waiting on first count results from the following constituencies: Cavan-Monaghan; Wicklow; Kerry-South; Laois-Offaly; Waterford; Dublin South-Central and Cork South-Central.

Dublin Central: No candidate reached the quota on the first count, the second count has begun.

36 TDs have been elected so far: Fine Gael on 15; Labour on 10; Sinn Fein on three; Fianna Fail on two; Independents on six and Socialists on one.

Mayo: The leader of Fine Gael, Enda Kenny has been elected on the first count with 17,472 votes. Michael Ring was also elected.

Tipperary South: Outgoing former Fianna Fail and now Independent Mattie McGrath is elected on the fifth and final count.

Speaking about Fianna Fail’s disastrous election result, Brian Lenihan told RTE radio: "Clearly, the Irish people don't want Fianna Fáil in government."

Cork- South Central: Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin has been elected and topped the poll in his constituency.

Dublin Mid-West Labour’s Robert Dowds and Fine Gael’s Derek Keating both elected on the ninth count.

Gerry Adams has told RTÉ Television: “My big concern is we are going to see the same failed policies of Fianna Fáil being implemented by a Fine Gael and Labour coalition. “Sinn Féin will be there to oppose and put forward constructive solutions to the bad bits”

Meath- West: no candidate elected on the first count.

Green Party leader John Gormley has said it was a sad day for the party.

Kerry North- West Limerick: Fine Gael’s Jimmy Deenihan elected on the first count.

Roscommon- Leitrim , Cork North-Central and Sligo- North Leitrim all return with no elected candidates from the first count.

Dublin Mid West: Frances Fitzgerald of Fine Gael elected after the eight count.

With the first count completed in 20 constituencies, 26 seats have been filled.
Fine Gael on 8; Labour on 9; Sinn Fein on 2; Independents on 4 and Socialists on 1.
This is the biggest vote Fine Gael has received in eighty years.

Louth: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd are elected on the first count.

Longford- Westmeath: Fianna Fail's Mary O’Rourke says it’s likely that she will concede.

Dublin West: First Fianna Fail candidate to be elected is Brian Lenihan after the fifth count.

The former minister for finance Brian Lenihan is poised to be the only one of the Fianna Fail's 13 TDs in Dublin to retain his seat.

Cork East: Labour’s Sean Sherlock elected on the first count.

Dublin North: Labour’s Brendan Ryan has been elected on the third count.

Dublin North Central: Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton missed the quota by nine votes.

Dublin North West: Labour’s Róisín Shortall elected after the first count.

Tipperary North: Independent Michael Lowry elected on the first count.

Kildare North: Labour’s Emmet Stagg elected after the third count.

Fianna Fail’s Batt O’Keefe says the party now faces a huge challenge.
“The people were waiting to take their revenge on FF and they have certainly done that with great gusto.
“I saw some headline which said "kick them in the ballots” and FF have got that kick today.
“We have a hell of a job to do to re-convene, re-invigorate and re-build the party.”

Galway West: recount ordered, first count not expected for several hours.

Dublin Mid West: Labour's Joan Tuffy is elected.

Tipperary South: Séamus Healy, Workers and Unemployed Action Group is the first candidate to be elected.

Limerick: No-one elected on the first count.

Dublin South East: Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton topped the polls but narrowing missed out on the quota. The second count has begun.

Dun Laoighaire: "A lot would need to fall right for me in order to be elected", says Fianna Fáil's Mary Hanafin

Donegal South West: Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty is elected with over 3,000 surplus votes.

14 TDs have been elected on the first count so far, Fine Gael on 6; Labour on 4; Sinn Fein on 1; Independents on 3.

According to the latest tallies it is likely that North Kerry will with be without a Fianna Fail TD for the first time since the foundation of the party.

Wexford: Independent Mick Wallace elected on the first count.

Limerick City: Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan elected on the first count.

Kildare North: Fine Gael’s Bernard Dune elected in the second count.

Dublin South West: Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes elected on the second count.

So far nine TDs have been elected to the Dail, four Labour, three Fine Gael, one Fianna Fail and one Independent.

Fianna Fail’s Chief Whip John Curran says “We have struggled in absolutely every constituency.”

“In the capital here this has not been a good day for Fianna Fáil, by any means, and for the future an awful lot of work to be done,” he told RTE Radio.

Tipperary North: Labour tipped to take the third seat in this constituency, which will leave Fianna Fail without a seat.

Dublin West: Socialist Party’s Joe Higgins elected on the third count.

Dublin North: Fine Gael’s James Reilly is elected after first count.

Dublin South: Independent Shane Ross is elected after the first count. He is the first independent candidate to be elected.

Fianna Fail’s Batt O’Keefe says the party has been hit by a tsunami, speaking at the count center in Cork North West. He added that voters were waiting to take revenge on Fianna Fail.

Dub Laoghaire: Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore elected on first count. Speaking to RTE radio he said it was a historic day for the Labour Party who look set to emerge as the second largest party in Ireland. Speaking about the possibility of a Fine Gael/Labour coalition he said "it was too early to speculate on the likely composition of the incoming government".

Fianna Fail’s Mary O’Rourke likely to lose her seat in Longford/Westmeath constituency.

Kildare South: Fine Gael's Martin Heydon and Labour's Jack Wall elected on the first count.

Dublin North Central: Fianna Fail’s Sean Haughey concedes defeat. It will be the first time in 54 years there is no Haughey family member in the Dail.

Dublin West: Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar elected on the second count.

Kildare North: No one elected after first count.

Dublin South West: Labour’s Pat Rabbite elected on the first count with 12,867 first preference votes. He becomes the second candidate elected to the 31st  Dail.

Wicklow final tally: Fine Gael 39 percent, Fianna Fáil 10.4 percent, Labour Party 17 percent, Sinn Fein 10.2 percent, Green Party 1.4 percent, Others 20.8 percent.

Green Party’s Eamon Ryan tell’s RTE radio it has been a 'sad and difficult day' for his party but they will remain united and will rebuild for the future. Commenting on the result he said he predicts a Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

Two men who say they represent a protest organization called Tir Na cGasta entered Cork City Hall with posters depicting Enda Kenny as a woman and Micheál Martin as a priest. They were quickly ejected.

Finna Fail candidate Averil Power said today was a very sad day for the party and added she wasn’t surprised by the result.

Global Twitter problems hinter Election coverage in Ireland and across the world.

Waterford: Final tally Fine Gael looks set to take two seats.

Dublin Mid West: no candidate has reached the quota on the first count, the second count has begun.

Labour’s Joan Burton becomes the first candidate to be elected to the 31st Dail in the Dublin West constituency.


Fianna Fail's Conor Lenihan concedes his seat in Dublin South West and admits his party should have changed it's leader sooner. "I am a defeated candidate," he told RTE Radio. He added that this election was not about local issues and described it as a huge national referendum on the downturn.

Minister for Children Barry Andrews who polled 6 percent in Dun Laoghaire and is set to lose his seat.

Dun Laoghaire: Final Tally sees Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore on 20 percent, Finna Fail’s Mary Hanafin is on 9 percent.

Wexford tally shows Independent Mick Wallace is set to top the poll.

Dublin North East: Terence Flanagan of Fine Gael tops the poll with 29.12 percent of the vote

Cork South Central: 100% of boxes have now been tallied. Early results put Fine Gael on 35 percent, Finna Fail on 28 percent and Labour Party on 18 percent.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams says it is a good day for Sinn Fein and it showed people wanted change.  “This is the beginning of the attempt to bring about this type of change,” he said.

'We are going to retain our seats and add to them significantly... It's looking like a very good future for Sinn Fein', says Sinn Féin's Larry O'Toole.

Dublin Central: 100 percent of the boxes tallied. Fine Gael tops the poll as Paschal Donohue has 20.15 percent, Labour's Joe Costello, who has 18.26 percent.

Sean Dorgan, Fianna Fail General Secretary said this was a "punishment election".

Cork North Central: 80 percent of the boxes tallied, Labour, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael look assured of one seat each.

According to RTE’s Exit Poll, Independents, smaller parties and Labour will make gains from transfers.

Sean Dorgan, Fianna Fáil general secretary says today will be 'the toughest day we have had'.

Fine Gael and Labour making major gains throughout the country with Fianna Fail vote suffering, especially in Dublin.

Fine Gael's General Secretary Tom Curran says it is a historic day for the party.

With a third of the boxes open the tally shows Fine Gael on almost  29.86 percent, Labour on 24.86 percent Fianna Fail on 14.4 percent, Sinn Fein on 13 percent.

RTE Exit Poll shows Fine Gael lead Enda Kenny is the preferred choice for Taoiseach.

Noel Dempsey says Fianna Fail fairing bad in Dublin constituencies.

Dublin Mid West: 90 percent of boxes tallied. Fine Gael stands at 31.4 percent, Labour 29.8 percent, Fianna Fáil 12.2 percent, Greens 3.7 percent, Sinn Féin 11.7 percent and Independents 5.6 percent.

Louth: Tally figures with 25 percent of boxes opened show Fine Gael on 32 percent, Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein on 20 percent and Labour on 16 percent, Independents on 7 percent  and Greens on 3 percent.

Almost 90 percent of boxes have been opened.

Dún Laoghaire: Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour predict Gilmore to top poll.

Dublin North: Fine Gael predicting Reilly (Fine Gael), Ryan (Labour) and Daly (ULA) for first three seats.

Early tallies show Fine Gael will hold two seats in Clare.

In Mayo with 10 percent of boxes tallied Fine Gael is on 64.4 percent, Fianna Fáil is on 17.2%, Labour 4.7percent, Sinn Féin is at 5.2 percent, Green Party is on 0.35percent and Independents and others 8percent.

The poll indicated Independents and others had their strongest showing in Dublin, with percent. In the rest of Leinster and Connacht/Ulster they were put at 12percent and Munster 18%.

Milward Brown Lansdowne poll by region shows Fine Gael polled strongest  in Connacht/Ulster with 41 percent of the votes.

Voter turnout in Mayo was 74 percent according to returning officer Fintan Murphy.

In Dublin North Central 89 ballot boxes from 20 stations are now open.

Election count begins around Ireland as the first counting of ballots begins around the country.